“Are you man enough to walk a mile in her shoes?” Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence hosted by Heartly House. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action in preventing sexualized violence.
This unique fundraiser and awareness event took place on October 11th with seven Future Professionals and learning leaders, Liz Kisas and Ashlee Banzhoff, who all donated their time and talent for hair and make-up services rendered to Walk participants from Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ.
“It was a lot of fun and seeing how important this cause is to the young men who participated was a great lesson to our Future Professionals.” –Liz Kisas
“Thank you so very, very much for the care and attention the Future Professionals shared with our guys prior to their participation in Heartly House’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. They have been bragging about the experience ever since. I so appreciate your partnership in these community endeavors.” –Barbara Kershner Daniel
To learn more: http://www.heartlyhouse.org/wam.htm
How fun is our job??!! On a recent Saturday in October, Future Professionals and staff created masterpieces at the Mud Dog Run – Zombie Edition by adding wounds, cuts bruises and other ghoulish effects to over 95 participating zombies!
This 5K course at Crumland Farms featured over 18 obstacles ranging from mud pits, cargo nets, climbing walls and other grueling obstacles. The spin on the “traditional” obstacle course event was that there were zombies everywhere trying to pull flags off the runners. Upon finishing the zombie infested run, participants were welcomed to join the End of the World Party to have some tasty food, drink Flying Dog beer and listen to great local music!
Brooke Blizzard, Alice Ness, Valerie Broadwater, Emily Lutz, Christy Dowdell, Emily Goldsworthy, Haley Arnold, Tyler Collins and Ingrid Neilson were among the Future Professionals and staff who made-up the realistic zombies for the course!
“The zombie run was a fun experience! I liked seeing all the different people that came to participate. It was a good quick way to practice my zombie makeup skills for Halloween too,” shared Haley Arnold.
Attached Photo: (left to right starting with the top row) Temple Future Professionals Brooke Blizzard
Alice Ness, Valerie Broadwater, Emily Lutz, Christy Dowdell, Emily Goldsworthy, Haley Arnold, Tyler Collins, and Ingrid Neilson.